Lincoln Continental Convertible 1962 Laguna Beach Ca. A Blue Chip Investment
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: 4 Door Convertible
- Trim: New Top Grade Black Leather
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 80,438
- VIN: 2Y86H429020
- Color: Presidential Black
- Engine size: 430 CID V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Locks
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: NEW w/ warranty AAMCO Transmission
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black Leather w/ custom 4 square button pattern
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1962
Americas Most Distinguished Motorcar
You will notice refinements in styling for 1962, rom the new front grille to the new rear styling. Yet you will recognize the automobile as UNMISTAKABLY CONTINENTAL.
For it remains alone in its classic look.
“The Continental changed a bit in 1962.”
Still, tyling changes continued to be mild, mong them were:
A simpler front grille design with floating rectangles and a thin center bar was adopted.
Thinner 1-inch whitewall band for tires
Headlights raised 1 inch
Steering wheel raised 3/4ths of an inch
Wider and flatter convertible top bows (3/4 inch lower)
Squarer rear door upper window design on Convertible
All Continentals are equipped with automatic transmission; radio; power seats; power windows; power steering.
Singular in its luxury and comfort. Unique in its ease of handling, ts center rear opening rear doors, ts full power auxiliaries as standard equipment.
Unequaled in its construction and ride, ncorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.
This year, iscover Lincoln Continental for yourself.
Examine its new, ven more luxurious interior.
Turn the Key and feel the powerful response of the largest and most carefully built engine of any automobile made.
Drive it and experience the full power and the unsurpassed ride of the Continental.
And, hen you do, magine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible...
Out of the 31,061 total produced, nly 3,212 were CONVERTIBLES were produced.
What that means is only 9.899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.
In recents stats suggest, hat only 3 percent, re still in existence. That means there are less than 100.68 of these Lincolns left on the road.
Production Started: October 12, 961 Production Ended: July 24, 962.
She was born on July 17th, 961 produced to be sold in District Sales Office Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
From all of my due diligence, he is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.
“Let's us start at the top, hall we...”
Bio of this 2 owner lady:
Owner number 1:
She was owned by R. Campbell, as the owner and founder of one the best know Wall Street firms of its time. Mr. Campbell, ad very close ties to the GREAT NEWSPAPER STRIKE OF 1962. Mr. Campbell was a key figure in bringing the New York Times, he Daily News, nd theNew York Post to the bargaining table to end the strike.
Mr. Campbell cared and loved her until his passing. I was fortunate to rescue her from his care taker who knew how special this Continental was, ut just didn't know how to care for her.
She truly is a piece of American history.
Mr. Campbell only drove her 80,438 miles over her lifetime.
What that means is:
1,517.6981 Miles per year
126.4748 Miles per month
31.6187 Miles a week
4.5169 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!
NO SMOKING / JUST ROCK SOLID
Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)
New Heavy Duty Hydraulic top pump
Windows switches were all taken apart, ebuilt and reassembled.
All 4 windows go up and down effortlessly perfectly
Quarter Power Vent Windows open and close perfectly
6 Way Seats work perfectly
All dash / tail / break / back up / head lights (high & low) work
Just an all inclusive pleasure to drive...
1962 would be the final year for the body style introduced in 1961. External styling changes were highly visible this year with the box pattern grille and rear deck chrome trim.
The 1962 is considered by many to be the best of the series.
Here are her numbers:2Y86H429020
Digit #1: 2 = Year (1962)
Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom, ichigan)
Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)
Digit #5: H = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, V; 7)
Digits #6-11: 429020 = Consecutive Unit Number
The VIN Plate below decodes as: 74A A 86 12C 54 1 4
BODY: 74A = Lincoln Continental 4-Door Convertible
COLOR: A =Presidential black
TRIM: 86 =Black Leather Button Design Bench Seat
DATE: 17G = July 7th 1961 (day of month, etter represents month)
DSO: 35 = District Sales Office Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle, .89:1 ratio
TRANS: 4 = Twin-Range Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic
ENGINE CODE / ENGINE DETAILS
H - 430 CID V-8
Bore and Stroke: 4.30 x 3.70 inches?Compression Ratio: 10.00:1?Brake Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 rpm?Torque: 465 lb.-ft. @ 2600 rpm?Carburetor: Carter 4V (C3VE-9510B)
4 Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic
REAR AXLE CODE REAR AXLE RATIO
1 Optional:?3 A 2.89:1?Optional: 3.11:1?2.89:1 Directed power
TIRE SIZE BRAKE
9.15x 15 Firestone brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system
Front: Ventilated : Disc type
Rear: Ventilated : Disc type
Front Tread: 62.1 inches
Rear Tread: 61.0 inches
Length: 213.0 inches
Width: 78.6 inches
Height: 53.7 inches
Trunk: 15.5 cubic feet?Trunk
Sill Height: 24.0"
Front headroom: 33"
Rear headroom: 33.4"
Front legroom: 44.1"
Rear legroom: 40.5"
Front shoulder room: 59.3"
Rear shoulder room: 59.4"
Front hip room: 60.7"
Rear hip room: 62.4"
Font seat height: 10.5”
Rear seat height: 13.2”
Fuel Tank: 24 gallons
Cooling System: 25 qts. (with heater)
Transmission: 11.8 qts.
“Luxury tailored to your good taste”
"The NEW BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER hides were picked by me personally.”
When each of this Continental's seats were re-upholstered, xtraordinary care was exercised to achieve perfect workmanship with every meticulous stitch."
You will notice the special 4 square button pattern(This is a CUSTOM option)
When I found her, he was sitting under a cover sleeping inside a garage in Akron New York. As I looked her over, knew she was solid as solid could get. Her bones are what you would expect being keep warm and dry by a very loving owner.
Her body needed very little work.
Here were the steps:
Prior to paint, er chrome trim was all removed re-chromed and professionally hand polished.
1. She was taken down to the metal (by hand) NOT by sand blasting. I was amazed at how perfect she was under that faded paint. She spent well over 90 days in paint and body. "No need to rush perfection".
2. Then we began by degreasing the metal to remove contaminants left over from the stripping process. The metal is then treated and coated with zinc for superior corrosion resistance and better adhesion of the subsequent paint layers.
3. Primer was the first layer of paint. It is formulated to fill tiny scratches and imperfections in the body and give the subsequent color coats something to adhere to. Unlike the drab gray primer of yesteryear, e used colored primer to hide future damage from rock or stone chips.
4. The base coat, r color layer, as the next in the process. In the past, his was the final layer of paint, hich was directly exposed to the environment. We then applied clear coat paint over the final color layer. (Clear coat is a layer of paint without color pigment added-it is simply clear paint. The clear coat adds high gloss while protecting the colored base coat from scratching, hipping, nd the effects of the environment.)
Finally....Her paint is thick and smooth as you can see in the photos.
*****During paint and body here are the notes about the chrome trim interior & exterior.
Removed & Re-chromed / Polished
The hood emblem was removed and re-chromed.
The trunk emblem was removed and re-chromed.
The window pillars were removed and re-chromed.
The windshield header was removed and re-chromed.
Head light bezels was removed and professionally polished.
Center pillar caps were removed and re-chromed.(2)
Drivers side mirror was removed and professionally polished.
Front bumper Impact Bar was removed and professionally polished.
Front right hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.
Front left hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.
Rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.
Left rear outer impact bar was removed and professionally polished.
Right rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.
Sun visor (center windshield header piece) was removed and re-chromed.
Door handles (Exterior 4) were removed and professionally polished.
On all 4 doors the entire door trim was removed, isassembled and professionally hand polished this included:
Drivers side mirror
Handles (Inner 4)
Cigarette lighters (2)
Unlocking handles (4)
Door unlock knobs (4)
All gages i.e. Gas / Volts / Oil Pressure/Speedometer
Steering wheel center, hifter & indicator columns
Dash trim A/c controls, ower window, ower lock, igarette lighter,
AM radio controls knobs
Door light bezel trim (4)
All fender well molding (4)
Lower quarter and side chrome molding (6)
Rear deck lid trim (4)
What's she has NEW:
NEW BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER
****I personally chose each hide that was used for the interior.
NEW P235/75R14 AMERICAN CLASSIC 1” WHITE WALL CORKER TIRES
NEW 7 Rebuilt window switches (These were all taken apart sanded, leaned
and repaired with new rubber inserts)
NEW Double loop 80/20 black Carpet throughout entire cabin with heel kick pad
NEW Trunk carpets cut to original specifications
NEW made to order door moldings (4) with extruded ends that snap in perfect to original holes. “It took 3 months to get 1 set of complete molding like it was in 1962”
2 Door seal front (with NEW molded ends)
2 Door sear rear (with NEW molded ends)
NEW Weather -strip trunk lid
NEW Peak molding clips for Fenders and Quarter panels
NEW Rear deck molding
NEW Package tray molding
NEW Convertible top Quarter pads (These pads rest on the car when the top is
NEW Steering gear box
NEW Power steering pressure hose
NEW Power steering fluid
NEW Carburetor rebuilt
NEW Fram oil filter
NEW 300W Kendall GT-1 oil
NEW Throttle body
NEW AFB Carburetor floats
NEW AAMCO transmission WITH WARRANTY
NEW Lower steering column bushing
NEW Rebuilt Fuel pump
NEW R&I manifold gaskets
NEW High volume oil pump
NEW 4 Disc Break booster
NEW 4 Piston disc break conversion
NEW valve gaskets
New Shocks (4)
NEW Dual exhaust (complete from engine to tail)
AccuAir Air Management System
The e-Level™TouchPad™Air Management Package combines all of the highest quality components available to control your Air Springs in one easy to order part number.
This kit included the top-of-the-line e-Level™
Controller with TouchPad™ interface
VU4 4-Corner Valve Manifold,
5-gallon Aluminum Air Tank
Serviceable Aluminum Air Filter,
3/8" D.O.T. Approved Plumbing Kit
And the most detailed Installation & Operation Manuals on the market.
Complete 4 piston 4 Wheel Disc Break Conversion with custom emergency break mechanism.
The man hours to make the conversion from drum to disc, uspension, iring, elding and fabrication took 3 months to complete.
******The ORIGINAL wheels were taken off and cut in half and welded back together in order to keep the stock look and feel of this VERY special 1962 Lincoln Convertible but still have form and function to safely be mounted over the NEW Disc Break system.
Here is how it flowed:
She fires up on first try
Runs very quiet and smooth
I live on top of a large hill looking over looking the Pacific Ocean, he attacks this hill with ease and her temp stays running cool.
NEW AC DELCO spark plugs
NEW Accel/High performance distributor cap and rotor kit for 71000 series
NEW Mallory/8 mm. 8 cyl. black Pro Wire Hemi stainless steel core straight boots universal spark plug wire kit.
NEW Sylvania Xtravision H5001XV Headlamps
NEW Peak 50/50 Antifreeze & Coolant
NEW CVR Car cover
NEW Comp fire extinguisher
NEW Time period correct engine bay decals and Jacking procedure decal located on
inner rear deck lid.
New Keyless remote control for CUSTOM power locks
New AcuAir air management system.
New Re-cored Radiator
New P235/75R14 Coker Tires (4)
New Battery terminal cable
New Re-built carburetor
New eletric door lock solenoids
New steering rag joint
New steel braided lines for power steering and windshield wipers
New brake lines
New 100 Amp breaker
New air system master shut off switch
New emergency brake cable
New brake hose for rear end
New hose locks
New radiator hose upper & lower
New thermostat gasket
New radiator cap
List of Sandblasted and Powder Coated items:
Air cleaner(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Air intake(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Oil Breather cap(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Valve rocker arm covers(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Upper sway bracket arms 4(These bolt on at the fire wall to each front quarter panel / fender) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Radiator fan shroud(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Radiator bracket plate(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Radiator mounting bracket plate(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
She comes with:
Any and all receipts for the services / parts / components / repairs that came from this labor of dedication.
Clear Certificate of Title
1962 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Log (NOT A REPRODUCTION)
1962 Lincoln Continental Owners Manual (NOT A REPRODUCTION)
1962 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker
She has ALL NEW fluids and filters,
She has NEW Corker tires have wear or 100% left on them, he is ready to go!!!
At this point I believe I have covered all of the bases....
If you should have any questions please call my cell. 949-433-0404 Griffin
ONE LAST THING...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE FINANCES AND YOUR WIFE TELLS YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT
BUY..... PLEASE CLEAR IT WITH HER BEFORE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE AND WASTE BOTH OUR TIMES.
I HAVE LEARNED.....
"IT IS FAR BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET THEN LIVE ON YOUR KNEES"
"THE 1962 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL.......... YOUR FINEST INVESTMENT IN TOMORROW"